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It’s incredible how quickly time flies. We have been in our house for a year now, and Sis will be celebrating her first birthday this month. Although I don’t miss the long nights and crying from exhaustion (and I mean me crying, not the baby), I get a twinge of sadness when I pack away the tiny onesies and nightgowns. These crochet newborn booties were the first things I made her. Our mid-century house is sturdy and strong, but it’s spread out and can get a bit chilly at times. I wanted to make sure she was bundled up and warm, and these boots worked very well.
They are worked in the round so you can crochet a pair in less than a hour (probably faster, I am a rather slow crocheter!), which is important because you don’t want to spend a lot of time on a pair of booties that your baby will outgrow in a couple of weeks.
I layered socks underneath these newborn booties, then tucked her little pants inside them. Even though they don’t have ties, I didn’t have any problems keeping them on her feet.
Those teeny, tiny feet!
CROCHET NEWBORN BOOTIES
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What you need:
Size Newborn (approx. 3″ long)
1.Worked in the round: Ch 9. 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 3. Hdc. Dc 2. Dc 7 in last ch. Working across the other side, dc 2. Hdc, sc 3. Join with a sl st. (22 sts)
2. Ch 1. 2 hdc in the next 3 sts. Hdc 7. 2 hdc in the next 5 sts. Hdc 7. Join with a sl st. (30 sts)
3. – 4. Ch 1. Sc in each st around, 30 sc. Join with a sl st.
5. Ch 1. Sc 13. Dc2tog 6 times. Sc 5. Join with a sl st. (24 sts)
6. Ch 1. Sc 13. Dc2tog 3 times. Sc 5. Join with a sl st. (21 sts)
7. Ch 1. Sc 13. Sc2tog twice. Sc 4. Join with a sl st. (19 sts)
8. – 9. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (19 sts)
10. Ch 1. Sc 11. Sc2tog. Sc 6. Join with a sl st. (18 sts)
11.-16. Ch 1. Work one sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (18 sts)
17. Ch 1. *Sc2tog, sc in next st* repeat all around. Join with a sl st. (12 sts)
Bow: (Similar to these Simple Bows)
1. Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc 2. Hdc. Sc. Sl st. Sc. Hdc. Dc 3. Turn.
2. Ch 2. Dc 3. Hdc. Sc. Sl st. Sc. Hdc. Dc 3. Tie off.
Wrap a piece of yarn around the middle of the bow a few times, and tie a knot in the back. Sew the edges to the booties, or place two dots of hot glue and attach it that way.
Sis didn’t fit in hers for long, but these simple newborn baby booties were warm and cozy while they fit. My baby never had chilly toes with these lovelies.
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Originally posted at One Artsy Mama.